Waive hello: Czerkawski returns to Bruins

Updated: March 8, 2006, 1:53 PM ET
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BOSTON -- Mariusz Czerkawski is returning to the Bruins.

Right Wing
Toronto Maple Leafs

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2006 SEASON STATISTICS
GM G A PTS +/- PIM
19 4.0 1.0 5.0 -2 6

The Boston Bruins on Wednesday claimed the veteran right wing off waivers from the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Czerkawski will report to Boston when his U.S. visa process is completed, the Bruins announced.

A native of Poland, the 33-year-old Czerkawski was drafted by the Bruins in 1991 and entered the NHL with the club at the end of the 1993-94 campaign. He played two-plus years in Boston before being dealt to Edmonton in 1996.

Czerkawski had four goals and one assist in 19 games this season with the Maple Leafs, his fifth team.

The 6-foot, 200-pound Czerkawski has 211 goals and 219 assists in 729 career NHL games. He was an All-Star with the New York Islanders in 1999-2000, when he had 35 goals and 35 assists.